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Atlantic Film Festival

Strategic Partners sets panels


Atlantic Film Festival market Strategic Partners top brass have announced the panels for the event, set to run in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from September 11-14.

The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

Falklands film gets LFF Archive Gala


A new restoration of British silent film The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927) has been selected as the London Film Festival Archive gala screening.

Asghar Farhadi

Asgar Farhadi to head Busan jury


The Oscar-winning director of A Seperation will oversee jury members including Bong Joon Ho.



Academy grant supports Sundance FFP


The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has bestowed a grant upon Sundance Institute for the second year running to support professional training and development of emerging feature film artists.

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Euro flag

EC backs Berlinale, Rotterdam funds

Co-production funds run by the Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals and a new day-and-date initiative are among new projects by supported by the European Commission (EC).


Wim Wenders

Berlin to honour Wim Wenders

Ten films from the Wings of Desire director to be shown as part of a homage at the next Berlinale.

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Roadside Attractions picks up Mommy

The US deal with Séville International comes nearly eight weeks after Xavier Dolan’s Cannes world premiere earned the 25-year-old film-maker the jury prize.

BAM Festivals talk

Festival execs reveal top tips

Leading figures from film festivals in Cannes, London, Edinburgh and Hong Kong revealed their top tips for standing out from the rest when gaining selection to festivals.


CBS Films takes Pride in US

The distributor has pounced on US rights to Pathe International’s comedy drama set during the Margaret Thatcher regime that closed the recent Directors’ Fortnight section in Cannes.

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AFM sets Africa roundtable

AFM has announced the speakers for its roundtable African Co-Productions: The Possibilities And The Challenges.



Fortissimo takes Theeb world rights

Fortissimo Films has acquired world rights, excluding the Middle East, UK and Switzerland, to Venice Orizzonti title Theeb, directed by Naji Abu Nowar.

Frances McDormand

Venice to honour Frances McDormand

US actress best known for her work in Coen Brothers’ movies including Fargo to receive talent award.

Villa Touma

Israel demands money back from ‘Palestine’ film

Suha Arraf’s Villa Touma, selected for Venice Critics’ Week, received $400,000 from the Israel Film Fund but has been classified as Palestinian by the director.

James Franco

James Franco feted by Venice

Actor-director to receive Jaeger-Le Coultre filmmaker award.


Venice adds Bogdanovich, Penn docs

Two new documentaries about cinema, centred on the work of US directors Peter Bogdanovich and Arthur Penn, have been added to the Venice Classics strand of the 71st Venice International Film Festival (Aug 27 - Sept 6).

The Smell of Us

Venice Days premiere for Larry Clark

Kids director to world premiere The Smell of Us at Venice Days.

Gone Girl

Venice wanted Gone Girl, Inherent Vice

Artistic director says US focus on local market may have contributed to Venice missing out on the new films.


Venice unveils 2014 line-up

David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence among competition titles.

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Zac Efron

StudioCanal readies Toronto slate

French powerhouse’s slate includes Zac Efron, Ralph Fiennes and Tom Hardy projects.

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BAM Festivals talk

Festival execs reveal top tips

Leading figures from film festivals in Cannes, London, Edinburgh and Hong Kong revealed their top tips for standing out from the rest when gaining selection to festivals.

Chiaki Kuriyama

HKIFF, Busan, Tokyo expand Academy

The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) celebrated its inauguration last night (March 23) with Moet-AFA Special Award Rising Star of Asia awardees Chiaki Kuriyama and Kim Nam-gil.

The Midnight After

Aberdeen, Midnight After to open HKIFF

Pang Ho-cheung’s Aberdeen and Fruit Chan’s The Midnight After will open this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), which takes place March 24-April 7.

Better Tomorrow

HKIFF to premiere Better Tomorrow

The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) will screen the world premiere of Adam Wong’s ICAC Investigators 2014 - Better Tomorrow, which has Dante Lam on board as consultant director, on March 26.

Gael Garcia Bernal arrives in Sarajevo

Sarajevo 2014: opening day

PICTURE GALLERY: Gael Garcia Bernal and Mike Leigh arrive at the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival while Honorary Hearts of Sarajevo awards handed out at opening films.

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Lightning seals Cannes deals

The Santa Monica-based company has reported a flurry of market and post-market activity on its Croisette slate.